The most common question I get when talking to our Atlanta clients is what is included in your home inspection? The short answer is EVERYTHING!
We start every home inspection with a thorough inspection of the ground and grading around the homes foundation. While checking this area we are careful to inspect the gutters and downspouts around the home as well. Our experience shows that the majority of water issues with a home are caused due to poor grading and drainage and failing gutter systems. THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF FOUNDATION PROBLEMS in and around you home. This gives us a solid foundation as to what to look for once we enter the home as well. Of course while outside we are inspecting all the exterior surfaces, sidings, trim, fascia, soffits, doors, windows, and the roof.
All concrete surfaces are inspected for slope and condition and the deck is carefully checked for attachment to the home, general construction, and safety above all.
Once inside your Atlanta home your home inspection will cover the visible foundation, framing and water penetration into the house. We inspect your electrical system by removing the panel covers and checking all accessible outlets and switches throughout your new home. We will check your plumbing system, all your mechanical systems including your HVAC systems and ductwork, and all appliances. All bathroom fixtures are tested for operation and all interiors are checked for window and door operation as well as general condition.